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#1 heidilynn28

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    Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:20 PM

    I've been on this forum since August 2009 and have been reading reviews, getting ideas, etc. but didn't have an engagement ring!

    I've been with my boyfriend for 5 1/2 years and marriage has always been in my life plans. I guess the wedding bells were starting to bother me because since Xmas, I have been basically planning my own wedding without having an engagement ring. I thought I would get head of the game and see what planning a destination wedding was all about (we knew it would be down south if it ever happened).

    Well, I mentioned going to look at rings to my bf some time at the end of January and to my surprise, he said yes (he's always stressed about weddings costing so much and rings are so expensive, bla bla..). We looked at rings, I gave the jeweller pictures, etc.

    Two weeks ago we drove to my friend's place 2 hours away because we were heading to Mexico for my spring break (I'm a teacher and have limited vacation during the year..). I had warned my bf that if he ever did propose, I would like it to happen either around my friends or my family.
    The night before we took the plane, my friend's husband and my bf decided to cook us supper (which was weird..). So we ate and had dessert.. and we're all talking around the table and my bf grabs the cordless phone and dials a number. I'm not paying too much attention to him but I'm wondering who the hell he's calling because he hates the phone.

    All of a sudden he says out loud "Linda (my mom), are you ready?"
    So I look at him.. thinking what in god's name is going on...he stands up, takes out a small piece of paper and says my name.. comes beside me and starts saying a little speech about how we met. (BTW, we met in an IKEA parking lot).

    He said that what seemed like an odd place to meet became natural. Like at IKEA where you have to build furniture, we had to build our relationship over the years. And when you mix Ikea's logo colors, blue and yellow becomes green. Green means natural, green means go (he's a car guy.. I guess he was referring to traffic lights.. lol).
    He said he was ready to make this commitment with me and was ready to ask me this: .. he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife!

    He was all nervous and had tears in his eyes because of course, I was crying and my lips were quivering! I can't say I was really surprised because I was sort of expecting the proposal at one point or another.. but I was impressed with the little speech he had prepared.

    So, I got my ring.. love it to death, it's growing on me more and more every day! (Pic below).

    Sooo my mom was on the phone listening to everything!! She was so happy and was able to say congratulations right away (she lives 9 hrs away from us).

    So that's our story.. we're planning a June 2011 wedding in Mexico.
    We already did a site visit at the Valentin Imperial and it's our number one pick. It's quite expensive for guests ($1770 per person) so we're still trying to decide if we stick to it regardless of the price, or we change places and make a compromise.. It's not easy but this forum is helping me so much.. (so thanks to everyone)!

    Here is the ring:
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    #2 tiffandmarv

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      Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:37 PM

      Great story! Congrats on your "official" engagment. Oh and very nice ring too.
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      Bride & Groom + 56 Booked for Jamaica!!!

      #3 JENISE

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        Posted 12 March 2010 - 09:04 PM

        Congrats. That was soooo sweet that he called your mom on the phone!

        Good luck with all your planning as now you are "officially" getting married. Wooohooo!!!

        #4 tigger

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          Posted 12 March 2010 - 11:25 PM

          Congrats! That's a great story!
          Getting married November 10, 2010 - Sandals Grande Antigua

          #5 karmyj

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            Posted 12 March 2010 - 11:34 PM

            Congrats and happy planning!!!

            #6 wendyjd

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              Posted 13 March 2010 - 01:25 AM

              Congrats!! Nice ring.

              #7 vdaybride

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                Posted 13 March 2010 - 01:30 AM

                Congrats! Happy official planning!
                Married 2-14-2010 Dreams, Los Cabos

                 


                #8 JenniferNicole

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                  Posted 13 March 2010 - 01:48 AM

                  Congratulations! What a great story! Beautiful ring! Happy planning.

                  #9 Mallory57

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                    Posted 13 March 2010 - 02:13 AM

                    Congrats and happy (continued) planning!!
                    35 (and counting) booked plus Bride & Groom!!

                    #10 sweetluna

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                      Posted 13 March 2010 - 07:20 PM

                      That's a great story and you've got a great man!! I LOVE how he totally respected your wishes to have your friends & family included. That was awesome. I wish you all the best!!




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